Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology


PhD student

CBA research group(s):

Biotic - Abiotic Interactions

Personal webpage

Team webpage

Raquel Barata

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are focused on education for sustainability and science promotion, in particular the study of the factors which may affect pro-environmental behaviors.


Academic Qualifications

- 1996 4-year college graduation in Biology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)

Recent Publications

Barata R. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2009. Ao Ritmo das Plantas no Jardim Botânico – MNHN. O Botânico - Boletim da Associação Ibero-Macaronésica de Jardins Botânicos, Maio.

Barata R. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2008. Non-formal education for plant seeds conservation. ENSCONEWS – The European Native Seed Conservation Newsletter, 3.

Barata R., Escudeiro A. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2006. Playing with plants: learning for life. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens, Oxford, U.K.

Ongoing Projects

  • 2010-2014: INQUIRE - Inquiry-based teacher training for a sustainable future FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2010-1 (Identification number: 266616)

  • 2005 - By the Plants Rhythm (POCI/DIV/2005/00210)

  • 2006 - Climate Changes, Life Changes (CV/PVI/1768)

  • 2007 - PhD thesis: Environmental education in the society frame: how to promote pro-environmental behaviors? (SFRH/BD/37552/2007)

  • 2010 - Natural Europe: Natural History & Environmental Cultural Heritage in European Digital Libraries for Education (EU ICT/PSP/250579)